National Masters Inter Area Indoor Match, Lee Valley 4th Mar 18
A total of four Surrey Walking Club members represented their area Masters clubs in the annual Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, which narrowly avoided the recent snow and its travel problems. The real difficulty, as always, was the steeply sloping bends on the ten laps which tends to slow times. After a close race among the first three in the menís event SWCís Malcolm Martin (South M35) managed to win over Chris Hobbs (South M50) by a foot or so with both in reality just over 60. Martinís time was near to his improving recent races despite the slopes. A good performance from Roger Michell, just in the M70s but racing in the M35 group for the Midlands, saw him in fourth overall. Near the back of the field M75 Peter Hannell represented VAC M50s but was in poor form. Earlier in the day the womenís race saw Angela Martin in the correct W50s race for the South still recovering from injury in a battling group of three with her Southern colleague and friend Geraldine Legon (Bexley) getting the better of her on this occasion.

Results:
Men
1. M.Martin (Sy WC M60) 10 min 39.58 sec; 2. C.Hobbs (Ashf M60) 10 min 40.18 sec; 3. P.Boszko (Bir M65) 10 min 42.47 sec; 4. R.Michell (Sy WC M70) 11 min 42.24 sec; 9. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 14 min 27.81 sec;

Women
1. C.Derbyshire (Midlands W40) 11 min 12.67 sec 2. W.Bennett (Worc W50) 11 min 12.67 sec; 3. M.Peddle (Loughton W45) 11 min 16.29 sec; 9. A.Martin (Sy WC W50) 14 min 2.97 sec.

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